• So Undercover

    So Undercover

    ★★½

    Take Miley out of the movie and it would drop a star. Very unoriginal with a pretty lazy script, but still kinda fun if you like the Disney channel vibe but with some mild swearing.

  • Extra Ordinary

    Extra Ordinary

    ★★★★

    I was attracted to this because it’s got Will Forte in it (I’m a big fan of Last Man on Earth), but I was pleasantly surprised by what a funny, good natured film it is. Very quirky right from the start, and loads of fun throughout. Forte is great, but actually the standouts are Maeve Higgins and Barry Ward, who are both hilarious and have great onscreen chemistry. Definitely one to check out if you like light hearted, silly comedies with a bit of heart (and satanism).

    8/10

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  • May the Devil Take You Too

    May the Devil Take You Too

    ★★½

    May The Devil Take You first featured in my 31 Days of Horror 2019, and was one of my favourite movies on the list; so it made sense that with the release of the sequel falling close to Halloween, I should include it in this year’s lineup. 

    Unfortunately so much of what I enjoyed about the first film is missing here. Sure the movie still looks great, but the script doesn’t come close to living up to that of part one,…

  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II

    Hellbound: Hellraiser II

    ★★★½

    In many ways this is a much better film than the first. The practical effects (which, let’s face it, are the real stars of the show) are bigger, better and gorier than ever, and the whole film is much better put together than the first. It also takes place on a much grander scale, taking our characters into hell and presenting us with a terrifying picture of what hell looks like. Story wise, however, it isn’t actually quite as good,…

  • The Babysitter: Killer Queen

    The Babysitter: Killer Queen

    ★★★

    Although not as good as the first one, this film is still a lot of fun. In many ways it does match the first; the kills are just as gory, and the actors all do a great job. The comedy is a bit sillier than in the first, which isn’t necessarily a good thing, and there is a glaring problem with the premise from the start. Nobody believes Cole about what happened during the events of the first film, and…

  • Martyrs

    Martyrs

    ★★★★

    I was careful not to read too much about this movie before watching it, but I still thought I had a pretty good idea of what it’s about. Well, I was wrong! Genuinely surprising, shocking, genre bending, twisted horror. An excellent concept, wonderful acting, great script; it does get a little slow in parts, but is nonetheless a very well conceived and executed movie. If you’re not already familiar with it, try to go in without knowing too much about it beforehand. 

    8/10 

    Day 29 of my 31 Days of Horror 2020

  • His House

    His House

    ★★★½

    This is a great concept for a horror movie, and has some genuinely creepy scenes. However, in many ways it feels like the horror aspect isn’t really necessary, as all the foundations are there to make a really interesting movie just following the lives of the main characters adapting to their new lives. That being said, this is still a decent horror movie, and explores themes and ideas that aren’t your usual recycled horror fare. It is a bit slow…

  • The Babysitter

    The Babysitter

    ★★★½

    Definitely not one to be taken seriously, The Babysitter is actually a surprisingly good film. This is largely thanks to the performances, particularly those of Judah Lewis and Samara Weaving who actually make the viewer care about their characters. The supporting cast are also good, and overall the movie is a lot of fun. It’s far from perfect, and there are some issues even for a casual viewing, but the humour and gory kills more than make up for them. 

    7/10

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  • Mara

    Mara

    ★★½

    About as vanilla as a horror movie can get, Mara isn’t particularly bad, nor is it that good. It’s just your run of the mill, forgettable modern horror with a predictable story. 

    5/10 - just an average film 

    Day 27 of my 31 Days of Horror 2020

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  • The Turning

    The Turning

    ★★

    Had this not come out in the same year as Netflix’s The Haunting of Bly Manor (which is adapted from the same source material, features the same characters, and revolves around a similar premise), then this movie may have stood a better chance. But, of course, it did come out this year, and as such the two are always going to be compared. Unfortunately, this film just isn’t able to achieve in 94 minutes what the Netflix series does in more…

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    What starts out as something quite surreal and intriguing soon descends into a drawn out and frustrating mess. And whilst I admire the ambition, the execution is all over the place, resulting in a film that is as boring as it is pretentious. The first act seems to promise something much more, and is actually quite entertaining; but as the film continues to unfold it becomes a real slog, and the end really can’t come soon enough. When the movie…

  • Vivarium

    Vivarium

    ★★★★

    A strange and surreal sci-fi horror with great performances by both Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg. It’s a bizarre concept that is reminiscent of something you might see on an episode of Black Mirror, and is just as good as some of that series’ best episodes. 

    8/10

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